The Surprising Truth Behind Charity Rankings

Why It Matters

In theory, charity rankings hold organizations accountable, and can help donors identify which organizations are having the greatest impact, influencing where their dollars go. But what kind of criteria are these rankings using — and are there any unintended consequences?

Canada’s Alarming Lack of Non-Profit Retirement Security

Why It Matters

Nearly two million Canadians have dedicated their lives to doing good in the non-profit sector. However, these same workers face a troubling retirement savings gap. How can we give these people the support they deserve?

How to Recruit Youth to Your Non-Profit Board

Why It Matters

By 2030, almost one in four Canadians will be seniors. Non-profit boards have major diversity gaps, including age, and it’s becoming increasingly critical for them to recruit youth. We’re here to help, with insights from our 2019 Youth Reshaping Governance list.

There’s a new toy to teach failure. Here’s how it works.

Why It Matters

Failure is typically not something organizations in the world of impact like to open up about. Twenty One Toys founder Ilana Ben-Ari tells us why teaching failure at the workplace can not only strengthen organizational culture, but help create lasting impact.

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Foundations open up about the benefits of cross-sector collaboration

Why It Matters

With societal challenges becoming increasingly complex, foundations are looking to play a more active role in social and environmental change. As more foundations move from traditional grant-making to cross-sector collaborations, here’s what they have to gain. This article is the first of a three-part series in partnership with Philanthropic Foundations Canada.

The 5 Competencies the Impact Sector Needs for the AI Revolution

Why It Matters

In order to create a future where artificial intelligence helps us create lasting social impact, the social sector needs to catch up. In this final article in James Stauch and Alina Turner’s series on AI and social impact, we explore the five competencies needed in order to successfully realize that future.

3 Ways to Start Integrating Accessibility into Your Workplace (& Life)

Why It Matters

Canada's federal government has made significant moves to support individuals with lived experience of disability in recent months — from passing the Accessible Canada Act to investing in AccessNow, an app that maps accessible locations across the country. But how can Canadians be better advocates for accessibility on an individual level?

The 3 Hidden Benefits of Coworking Spaces

Why It Matters

Surveys have shown that workers are spending more time than ever in their co-working spaces, and it seems like shared offices are popping up everywhere across Canada. But with more options than ever, coworking office owners need to do more in order to forge connections and spark innovation in new ways. We dive into several methods leading coworking initiatives are using to bring innovation to new faces in new places.

How To Develop An Impact Measurement System That Actually Works For Your Organization

Why It Matters

Despite several methods being used in the sector today, many organizations still struggle to meaningfully track and report impact. Why? There’s a need for measurement approaches that are standardized enough to be meaningful, yet contextual and flexible enough to account for unique impacts. Sara Olsen, founder of SVT Group, gives us an impact measurement primer.